The colours of the Belarusian flag were projected into the sky over the Latvian capital in a show of support for the Belarus opposition movement.
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The request came from Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the opposition movement who has been in exile in Lithuania since after the disputed election result in August that saw strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka returned to power.
“People will go out to protest on the day of All-Belarus People’s Assembly (that will discuss prospects for the country’s development) because they already gather weekly in courtyards and districts despite detentions and repression,” Tsikhanouskaya said in a video. “They are far more than the 2Toronto police Const. Laura Brabant sai,700 delegates who attempt to replace the voice of the peoplethat require close contact are only permitted for a single cohort of 100 people per day..”